DirectX is part of the Windows operating system. So why does it seem like every PC game you install from Steam, Origin, or elsewhere installs its own copy of DirectX?
DirectX is part of Microsoft Windows. It’s a group of APIs (application programming interfaces) developers can use for 3D graphics, video, multimedia, sound, and gamepad features on Windows. Many games on Windows use DirectX’s Direct3D for graphics. If they don’t, they use the cross-platform OpenGL or Vulkan APIs instead. Other non-game applications may use DirectX for features like 3D graphics.
Windows 7 includes DirectX 11, and Windows 10 includes DirectX 12. When developers are developing games, they choose the DirectX versions they want to target. For example, a game written only for DirectX 11 wouldn’t run on Windows XP, where the latest available version is DirectX 9.
You can check the version of DirectX available on your system by clicking the Start button, typing “dxdiag” into the search box, and pressing Enter. When the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window appears, you’ll see the version number appear to the right of “DirectX Version” under “System Information”.
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